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Noah's Ark (1928)

 -  Drama | War  -  21 November 1929 (Denmark)
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The Biblical story of Noah and the Great Flood, with a parallel story of soldiers in the First World War.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Mary / Miriam
...
Travis / Japheth
Noah Beery ...
Nickoloff / King Nephiliu
...
Hilda / Tavern Maid
Guinn 'Big Boy' Williams ...
Al / Ham (as Gwynn Williams)
Paul McAllister ...
Minister / Noah
...
Dancer / Slave Girl
Anders Randolf ...
The German / Leader of Soldiers
Armand Kaliz ...
The Frenchman / Leader of the King's Guard
William V. Mong ...
Innkeeper / Guard
Malcolm Waite ...
The Blakan / Shem
Nigel De Brulier ...
Soldier / High Priest
Noble Johnson ...
Slave Broker
Otto Hoffman ...
Investor with Gun / Trader
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Storyline

After a short split prologue showing riches as the root of evil in ancient and modern times, the film settles into 1914 France, where the Orient Express is about to be wrecked when a bridge washes out. Among those on board are Al and Travis, Americans who are traveling Europe spending Travis' money, and Marie, a German girl. The boys save Marie after the wreck and Travis falls in love with her. When World War I breaks out Al wants to enlist, but Travis can't, feeling loyal to Marie, a German. By 1917 Al has enlisted, and Travis follows him shortly after marrying Marie. Accused of being a German spy by a Russian agent, she is sentenced to die but is recognized by Travis, who is part of the firing squad. The town they are in is shelled and they are all trapped underground, during which a minister makes a lengthy parallel to ancient times when the King of Akkad persecuted his subjects and defied Jehovah, who finally sends a flood to wipe out mankind, except for Noah and his family, whom ... Written by Ron Kerrigan <,mvg@whidbey.com>

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german | flood | spy | soldier | russian | See more »

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See and Hear the spectacle of the ages!

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

21 November 1929 (Denmark)  »

Also Known As:

A Arca de Noé  »

Box Office

Budget:

$1,005,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (re-release) (1957) | (1990s restoration)

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Apparatus) (talking sequences, musical score and sound effects)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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John Wayne and Andy Devine were swimmers in the temple collapse sequence, but they are not recognizable among the hundreds of other swimmers. See more »

Quotes

Al: This war is more than just a fight. It's more like a funeral. And everybody ought to be in the procession or the hearse.
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Connections

Version of Noah's Ark (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

Quand Madelon
(1914) (uncredited)
Music by Camille Robert
Lyrics by Louis Bousquet
Sung by the French soldiers in Paris
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Sensational! Dolores Costello rules, OK
22 April 2006 | by (Brazil) – See all my reviews

I remember watching "Noah's Ark" when I was 12 years old in 1962 in Brazil and fell in love with Dolores Costello... what a magnificent movie. I had never watched a Silent Movie... and was flabbergasted by it... by the sheer MAGIG of the images...

Before the movie itself there was a little prologue showing "Noah's Ark"'s preview at the Chinese Theatre in Hollywood with red carpet and all... I think that predisposed me to be in awe with the whole thing.

I loved it... but then NEVER heard of Dolore Costello or anything about the movie until the Internet Age came to the rescue...

Carlus Maximus


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